ETTA MAE ARD
Etta Mae Ard,93 of Pensacola, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009. She was born in Chumuckla, Florida on September 11, 1915. Etta was a member of Ellison Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Bud Ard, One daughter; Zilveree (Zip) Ard Senior.
Etta is survived by three sons; Willie Ray Ard of Vancover, Washington, G.B. Ard of Cantonment, FL and Robert Allen Steven Ard of Pensacola. One daughter; Robbie Ard Reddert of Pensacola. Twelve grandchildren and numerous Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren.
" We can sum up mother's life in one word-LOVE. She always welcomed everyone who came to her home. She genuinely cherished other. Mama always put others ahead of herself. She was generous, kind, warm hearted and loved to help others. She had a great memory and would tell stories about her upbringing. It was always fun to listen to her share her stories. Out treasure is gone now. We will all miss her more than words can say."
Visitation will be Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel.
Funeral service will be Monday, June 8, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with Reverend David E. Boyd Officiating. Interment will follow in Bayview Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Scott Mooney, Otis Kimmons, Rufus Ard, Drew Ard, Terry Hillburn and Scott Arnold.
Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/7/2009